The Global CALM Program is an international initiative to train clinicians in CALM therapy, gather evidence about the implementation of CALM in diverse settings, and to make CALM a standard of care for people facing metastatic and advanced cancer throughout the world.

Global CALM Network

GIPPEC has formed a network of international sites in Europe, Austral-Asia, North and South America. Each site has a CALM lead who is responsible for the implementation of CALM in their centre with the aim of becoming a hub to support training, data collection and the implementation of CALM in multiple sites within their region.

CALM Certification

Collaborators can contribute to the Global CALM Program as a Site or Research Study collaborator. Site collaborators are committed to implementing CALM as a clinical program within their centres. Research Study collaborators are committed to conducting research on CALM in their centres. Certification for collaboration is outlined below.

Site Certification

  • At least three therapists committed to developing a CALM program within the site
  • Dedicated CALM Site Lead
  • Two therapists completed online supervision with GIPPEC
  • Therapist lead to attend CALM workshop annually
  • Commitment to share CALM data for research and program growth

Research Study Certification

  • At least two therapists committed to research within site
  • Therapists attended at least one CALM workshop
  • Commitment to undergo online supervision with GIPPEC
  • Commitment to identify funding to support site research
  • Commitment to share CALM data for research and program growth

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Gary Rodin

Director, GIPPEC


André Gil

Psychologist and Psychotherapist


Anja Mehnert

Head of Psychosocial Oncology, Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology


Anne Lanceley

Senior Lecturer


Carmine Malfitano

Research Associate


Christian Schulz-Quach

Visiting Lecturer in Palliative Care Psychiatry


Joanna Shnall

Research Associate


Lesley Chalklin

Project Coordinator


Luigi Grassi

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry


Luzia Travado

Clinical Health Psychologist


Sarah Hales



Sigrun Vehling

Postdoctoral Researcher



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